Dealing with work and trying to finish up some stuff, but while I have a break, let’s do the linkage for you.
First, USA Today’s Michael Hiestand looks at the ratings from various events from the weekend.
Mike also writes about Fox NFL Sunday analyst Jimmy Johnson being a contestant on CBS’ Survivor: Nicaragua this fall.
Over at FoxSports.com, Brian Lowry says as Tiger Woods goes, so goes golf’s TV ratings.
Former Fox Sports Radio morning host Steve Czaban breaks his own news by informing fans on his blog that he’s going to be the morning host at Sporting News Radio. Thanks to reader “Tuskaloosa” for the tip.
Milton Kent at Fanhouse has CBS President of News and Sports Sean McManus and Jim Nantz talking PGA Championship.
Milton writes that a major reason why the Baltimore Ravens are no longer on MASN is due to Orioles and MASN owner Peter Angelos’ meddling.
David Goetzl at Mediapost previews Turner Sports’ 3-D coverage of the PGA Championship.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News writes that former Showtime Sports executive Jay Larkin has passed away after a bout with cancer.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel says SportsCenter’s realm is being expanded to ESPNews at the end of this month.
Ryan Berenz of Channel Guide Magazine has the national TV NFL preseason schedule.
To the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center where the St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans tells us that without Jets holdout Darrelle Revis, HBO’s Hard Knocks will lose some bite.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell notes that the Florida Panthers are taking a page out of Priceline.com.
Darren reports that after a 7 month hiatus, Golf Digest has renewed its relationship with Tiger Woods.
Darren adds that Frosted Flakes get plenty of free advertising from Shaquille O’Neal.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir says the rehiring of the embattled Isiah Thomas by Madison Square Garden couldn’t be a worse public relations move by the company.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News can’t understand it either.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union says NBA TV will air the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement ceremonies this Friday.
Pete says TNT gets the Miami Heat’s (and LeBron James’) first visit to Cleveland this season.
Pete also has the NFL preseason schedule for this week.
Keith Groller at the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says boxing is being showcased on local TV this month.
Leonard Shapiro in the Washington Post notes that golf gets low ratings when Tiger Woods is not in the proverbial hunt.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with Steve Czaban about returning to national sports talk radio.
Jon Solomon in the Birmingham (AL) News says with Tim Tebow in the NFL, CBS might experience a ratings downturn with SEC football this season.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News feels a Cowboys practice would beat New York Yankees-Texas Rangers in the ratings.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle discusses his brief visit to ESPN and also talks about the ESPNews rebranding.
John Kiesewetter in the Cincinnati Enquirer says Fox Sports Ohio will air a softball game featuring local celebrities later this week.
The Enquirer looks at Fox Sports Ohio’s High School Football Game of the Week series.
Tim Feran of the Columbus Dispatch says the NFL Network was booted off the local cable system due to what? A fee dispute, what else?
In Crain’s Chicago Business, Ed Sherman asks why the White Sox aren’t sold out for an important series against the Twins?
Bob Wolfley in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has CBS’ Jim Nantz talking international golf ahead of this week’s PGA Championship.
Judd Zulgad in the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Minnesota Twins have reupped with their radio flagship station for two more years.
Chris Newmaker of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal also writes about the Twins’ renewal with KSTP.
Chuck Schilken of the Los Angeles Times has the video of newly inducted Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith calling NBC’s Al Michaels by a new name.
Sports Media Watch notes Red Sox-Yankees drew well for ESPN, but not as well as in the past.
SMW says this past weekend’s NASCAR race did decently for ESPN, but still lags behind previous editions.
John Daly at The Daly Planet notes that ESPN2 NASCAR Now host Nicole Briscoe took down her Twitter account.
Over to Dan Levy’s new website, Press Coverage, he writes that America really likes football, even the preseason variety.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media concludes his five part series on the future of the NHL on US TV.
Steve also tells us about the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames ending their pay per view outlets after signing a new 10 year deal with Rogers Sportsnet.
The Big Lead speaks with Dr. Lou, ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz.
That’s going to do it for us today.